Nursing Studies

Elsie Stephenson memorial lecture 2018

Professor Warwick in conversation with Professors Mary Renfrew and Charlotte Clarke, Head of School at the pre-lecture reception
Warwick presenting lecture in front of screen

Transforming healthcare – are today’s leaders in nursing and midwifery up to the challenge?

Dame Cathy Warwick BSc, MSc, RM

Chair of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and Visiting Professor at King’s College London and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Nursing Studies  Alumna 1970-75

With reference to Elsie Stephenson’s legacy and with a specific focus on maternity services Professor Warwick discussed why it is necessary to put the patient/woman at the centre of their care and the challenges this poses for professionals. She drew on examples drawn from her own experience, that with high quality leadership it is possible to overcome such challenges and suggest what systemic changes might be necessary to ensure that what may be seen today as innovative practice becomes the norm.


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Elsie Stephenson memorial lecture 2018

This lecture celebrates the work of Elsie Stephenson, the first Director of the first academic department of nursing in Europe, established at the University of Edinburgh in 1956. The memorial lecture was founded by Nursing Studies in recognition of Elsie’s visionary qualities, dynamism and her significant contribution to the development of the nursing profession on the world stage. This lecture references Elsie Stephenson’s legacy and focuses on maternity services and putting the patient at the centre of their care.

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Dr Elsie Inglis Quadrangle
Teviot Place, EH8 9AG